Highest-paying jobs in Gainesville that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Gainesville that don't require a college degree

From the moment they arrive on campus, today’s high school students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education. They hear it from their guidance counselors, teachers, parents, family members, neighbors, and coaches. While graduation from a four-year college can certainly work wonders for students’ future careers, it’s not necessary for all fields — something admissions officers and guidance counselors sometimes fail to mention.

To find the highest paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, Stacker consulted the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to compile a list of all jobs that don’t require higher education. All professions that listed a high school diploma, some college education (without a degree conferred), postsecondary nondegree award, or no formal education requirements for entry-level positions were considered. Jobs that didn’t list any entry-level education requirement were excluded, as were job titles that grouped several positions together. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to discover the highest paying jobs in Gainesville, FL that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,690
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,890
- Employment: 1,143,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)
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#49. Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,760
- #330 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 629,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($62,810)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($62,690)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($61,350)
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#48. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,780
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,560
- Employment: 149,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)
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#47. Community health workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,970
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,780
- Employment: 61,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,530)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($61,820)
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#46. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,980
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,810
- Employment: 551,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($66,260)
--- Bismarck, ND ($64,940)

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#45. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,250
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
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#44. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,870
- #457 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
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#43. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,120
- #434 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,220
- Employment: 367,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($74,970)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($71,160)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($67,140)
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#42. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,510
- #398 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,690
- Employment: 356,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,020)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($76,750)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,710)
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#41. Industrial machinery mechanics

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,750
- #510 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)

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#40. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,960
- #442 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,350
- Employment: 417,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)
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#39. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,990
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
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#38. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $46,280
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,540
- Employment: 155,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($72,760)
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#37. Electricians

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $46,670
- #470 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,310
- Employment: 650,580
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
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#36. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,180
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,270
- Employment: 116,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($76,040)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,360)

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#35. Massage therapists

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,730
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,260
- Employment: 81,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($96,260)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($74,980)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($74,850)
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#34. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,760
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,390
- Employment: 51,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,460)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,070)
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#33. Crossing guards and flaggers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $48,130
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,670
- Employment: 82,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,540)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($55,860)
--- Bellingham, WA ($54,870)
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#32. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $48,510
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- Employment: 121,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,370)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($87,990)
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#31. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,420
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,010
- Employment: 112,130
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Huntsville, AL ($55,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,260)
--- Wausau, WI ($55,060)

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#30. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,450
- #411 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
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#29. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,680
- #203 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#28. Computer user support specialists

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,070
- #299 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,650
- Employment: 654,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($90,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,920)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,510)
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#27. Automotive body and related repairers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,280
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,660
- Employment: 137,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
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#26. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,020
- Employment: 261,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,400)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,480)

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#25. Postal service clerks

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,210
- Employment: 79,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($59,410)
--- Florence, SC ($59,360)
--- Monroe, MI ($59,320)
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#24. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,280
- #375 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
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#23. Postal service mail carriers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,410
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- Employment: 335,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#22. Advertising sales agents

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,800
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- Employment: 96,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)
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#21. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,500
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- Employment: 641,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($76,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,410)

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#20. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,500
- #410 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#19. Insurance sales agents

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,830
- #334 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#18. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,420
- #249 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
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#17. Chefs and head cooks

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $58,430
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)
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#16. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,400
- #466 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)

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#15. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,020
- #427 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)
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#14. Construction and building inspectors

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,170
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,480
- Employment: 117,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
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#13. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,040
- #497 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#12. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,890
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
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#11. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,450
- #390 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)

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#10. Food service managers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $63,850
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#9. Lodging managers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,380
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
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#8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,570
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#7. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,940
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
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#6. Detectives and criminal investigators

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $68,860
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)

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#5. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,880
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#4. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $76,880
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $79,110
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $92,460
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#1. Commercial pilots

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $93,520
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)

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